The ESTEEM Project is an open collection of materials to address the challenge of helping students to understand the growing relevance of quantitative science in addressing life-science questions.
The module topics of discrete mathematics, linear algebra, probability, and modeling are illustrated through materials developed in biochemistry, bioinformatics, developmental biology, ecology, evolution, genetics, microbiology, and physiology. All materials are easily run on economical microcomputers equipped with Microsoft Excel and a web browser. Biological ESTEEM modules are downloadable at no charge.
The ESTEEM Project is funded by NSF.
The mission of the Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education and Synthesis (QUBES) project is to improve learning opportunities for all students enrolled in undergraduate biology courses by reflecting the centrality of quantitative approaches in modern biology [more info about QUBES]. One of the ways that QUBES promotes quantitative approaches is by partnering with existing projects and communities to facilitate the discovery and use of their materials [more info about partner projects].
ESTEEM and QUBES have joined forces to increase the use of accessible quantitative materials in the life sciences.